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  • Jindal signs ethics exemption for former senator

    June 1, 2014 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to carve out a special ethics exemption for a former state senator, allowing the ex-lawmaker to lobby the Legislature even though his brother is currently in the Senate. Jindal's office announced the bill signing this weekend, and it became law... more »
  • Opelousas Mayor Facing Ethics Violation Charges

    May 7, 2012 7:36 PM

    The Louisiana Board of Ethics is charging Opelousas Mayor Donald Cravins, Sr. with allegedly violating state law because he failed to report income he received from the Louisiana Teacher Retirement System. According to Louisiana law, elected officials must file an accurate financial statement every year, reporting income received by... more »
  • Ethics board could gain appeal power

    April 4, 2012 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Board of Ethics lost its power to enforce various ethics laws four years ago. Now, the board only investigates ethics complaints. If it decides a violation has occurred, it makes its case to a panel of administrative law judges. The board cannot appeal... more »
  • HUD Sets New Ethics, Other Policies in Lafayette

    April 24, 2011 2:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A new board of employees from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has set new policies to deal with nepotism, absenteeism and ethics at the Lafayette Housing Authority. A HUD spokeswoman says the agency has cut $300,000 in contracts, tightened financial controls and reassigned... more »
  • Elected Officials, Candidates to Get Ethics Training

    March 17, 2011 6:46 PM

    Elected officials whose terms began on or after January 1 of 2010 should consider heading to the La Salle building for the La. Ethics Administration's comprehensive training slated for 9:30 a.m. on Mar. 21 in the La Belle Room. The two hour training will satisfy the mandate for both ethics... more »
  • Ethics Charges Dropped

    January 23, 2011 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Board of Ethics has dismissed charges that former Grambling Mayor Martha Andrus retaliated against three employees because they were "whistle-blowers." According to Saturday's Times, Mike Dupree, deputy general counsel for the board, said a higher standard of proof required for convicting public officials... more »
  • Ex-Mandeville mayor violated ethics laws

    October 15, 2010 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state ethics board has decided that former Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price violated state ethics laws by accepting golf and hunting trips and other gifts from companies seeking contracts and permits from the city. The board did not fine Price for the infractions, however, taking... more »
  • Vitter Ethics Complaint

    September 22, 2010 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government watchdog group in Washington is seeking a Senate ethics committee investigation of Louisiana Sen. David Vitter. Complaints from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington center on Vitter's former aide, Brent Furer. Furer was arrested for an alleged knife attack on a girlfriend in... more »
  • Offshore Drilling First-Ever Ethics Policy

    August 31, 2010 4:20 PM

    WASHINGTON -- Scandalized by U.S. regulators who had sex with oil company executives and negotiated with them for jobs, the agency that oversees offshore drilling is imposing a first-ever ethics policy that bars inspectors from dealing with a company that employs a family member or personal friend. Michael Bromwich,... more »
  • Officials Charged with Ethics Violations

    August 6, 2010 5:59 PM

    Press Release: The La. Board of Ethics (BOE) recently filed charges against the following officials alleged to have violated the state's Code of Governmental Ethics, Campaign Finance Disclosure Act, or Lobbyist Disclosure Acts: Larry Elkins (2009-120), John Lemoine (2009-684), Rob Marionneaux (2009-807), Thomas Robichaux (2010-585), Ulysses "Bones" Addision (2010-587), Bruce... more »

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